16,000 people a month in Ontario turn to the Community Start-Up and Maintenance Benefit. It is one of the only ways that people on Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program can get housing, cover the costs of moving, stave off eviction and obtain the basic items to maintain a home. The provincial government has announced it will eliminate this benefit in January 2013.
HERE’S SOMETHING WE CAN DO!
Visit the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty website to learn more (www.ocap.ca)
Connect with your local community housing or emergency shelter to partner with local actions, December 7-14th.
Organize a delegation, rally or protest to your MPP’s office.